Monthly Archives: May 2012

Turning off the tap on farm hazards (grain auger accident)

“Two men have been injured in separate farm accidents near Moree.  A 56-year-old man received serious injuries after his leg was caught in an auger on a property north of Croppa Creek.” Two injured in farm accidents As you can … Continue reading

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Too much safety management (what’s wrong with safety #2)

Too much safety management and not enough improvement of work.  That’s becoming a problem.  “Management” of something is a mediocre objective and further the idea of safety management can make safety appear to be independent from the work.  Why does … Continue reading

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More on the cyclist friendly anti “dooring” design solution for motor vehicles

The concept was proposed as a design idea to help reduce the incidence of “dooring” injuries to cyclists: https://safedesign.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/cycling-dooring-hazard-design-is-the-solution-not-penalties/ Taking the design concept further: Ideally the warning needs to occur a second or two before the door opens.  Thinking about … Continue reading

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Cycling “dooring” hazard. Design is the solution, not penalties.

“Dooring”?  What is it?  The problem is about doors opening in front of unsuspecting cyclists.  The cyclist might hit the door, the person getting out, or swerve and fall, or swerve and be struck by another vehicle. The behavioural approach … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with safety: yellow jackets and superficiality

A recent forum posed the question “what’s wrong with safety”?  Thankfully there is plenty wrong with safety.  If there were no problems it might be harder to improve! Problem 1. Yellow jackets and superficial safety. Politicians routinely wear high-visibility yellow … Continue reading

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Level crossing crash. Thinking more broadly about accident analysis.

An unfortunately superficial view of accident analysis is that the people present in any situation must deal with it as it is and whoever broke a rule must be the reason for the accident.  Everyone one else who influenced the … Continue reading

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Safer gambling. Solve the pokies problem with design.

Any problem can be solved with design.  Gambling needs to be made safer: “Australians spend nearly $12 billion a year on poker machines and three quarters of people who have a serious problem with gambling are pokie players.  As a … Continue reading

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